UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Call to Action - Social Good Summit 2014 - UNDPUNDP Administrator Helen Clark discusses how technology, innovation, and new media can create valuable opportunities for increased citizen engagement and more inclusive development outcomes in an interview with Devex Assistant Editor Kelli Rogers on the "Step and Repeat" during the Social Good Summit in New York City on 21 September 2014. Photo: Dylan Lowthian/UNDPHelen Clark's Diary at the UN General Assembly



Helen Clark: Report to the Second Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

04 Sep 2014

Mr. President, Members of the Executive Board, Colleagues and friends, I am pleased to welcome you to this second regular session of the UNDP Executive Board.    We meet in turbulent times – it is hard to remember a time when more crises were simultaneously preoccupying the United Nationmore

Helen Clark: Speech at High-level panel discussion on SIDS and the question of graduation from LDC Status

02 Sep 2014

Apia, Samoa I am pleased to co-chair this side event and facilitate a discussion on SIDS and the question of LDC graduation. First let me emphasize that supporting LDCs and highly vulnerable states is at the heart of UNDP’s work.  Between 2008 and 2012, about fifty per cent of UNDP’s resources more

Helen Clark: Speech at High-level Panel Discussion on Financing for Sustainable Development, UN Conference of Small Island Developing Countries

02 Sep 2014

  I am pleased to have this opportunity to focus on a topic of critical importance: financing sustainable development in Small Island Developing States. Whether among leaders here in Apia, diplomats at the UN, or in meetings with neighbors, villagers, and townspeople, many will have noticed a more

Helen Clark: Speech at Partnership Dialogue on Social development in Small Island Developing States, health and non-communicable diseases, youth and women

02 Sep 2014

This partnership dialogue aims to address some of the most pressing social development challenges faced by SIDS, and is an opportunity to learn about both existing partnerships which are tackling these challenges and others being launched at this confermore

Helen Clark: Plenary Speech at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

02 Sep 2014

Greetings to the government and people of Samoa On behalf of UNDP, thank you Prime Minster and government and people of Samoa for the tremendous hospitality you have shown to us at this conference. This conference is very well timed to inject SIDS perspectives into major global processes - to the Semore

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UNDP inaugurates its Regional Service Centre for Africa in Addis Ababa

28 May 2013

Addis Ababa – The UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa was inaugurated today in Addis Ababa by the United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn and UNDP Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Director for the Regional Bureaumore


Sharing of success stories drives ‘African Renaissance’

26 May 2013

Addis Ababa – An optimistic future for Sub-Saharan Africa with higher levels of human development is possible through greater engagement with other regions of the South, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark underlined during a side event at the African Union Summmore


UN Development Chief named one of the world's 100 most powerful women

22 May 2013

New York – Forbes Magazine has named UN Development Chief Helen Clark one of the world’s 100 most powerful women for a ninth year, citing her focus on gender equality to promote sustainable growth and reduce poverty. “Beginning her second four-year-term as administrator of the lead agency in the UNmore


Group of "Political Champions" pledges support to make Haiti disaster resilient

22 Apr 2013

Port-au-Prince - Three years after the 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, the Political Champions for Disaster Resilience are calling on the international community and the Haitian Government to take action to make Haiti more resilient to disasters. With the upcoming rainy season only more


More international support needed for Jordan to cope with Syrian refugees, says UN development chief

11 Apr 2013

Amman, Jordan — Greater international support is needed for countries currently absorbing increasing waves of refugees fleeing Syria, including Jordan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said yesterday as she wrapped up a four-day visit to Jordan. The deterioramore

About Helen Clark

Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She also chairs the United Nations Development Group.

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